During his press conference, President Putin praised Trump for making some "major achievements" since he took office. The White House issued a brief statement that Trump spoke with his Russian counterpart to discuss the "very dangerous" situation in North Korea.
During his annual national press conference, Putin dismissed the allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 as "spy hysteria" and asked members of the US Congress, "Are you normal at all?"
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump discussed the crisis over North Korea's nuclear program in a phone call Thursday, in which the U.S. president took the unusual step of thanking his Russian counterpart for praising America's economy.
The White House added that both "discussed working together to resolve the very unsafe situation in North Korea".
"Look at the markets, which have grown".
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that while the Trump administration was still determined to force Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear arsenal, it was willing to "have the first meeting without preconditions".
The call came hours after The Washington Post published an in-depth story that detailed Trump's doubts of the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Russia sought to influence last fall's election, leaving the "Russian threat unchecked".
"Let's put it this way, there is absolutely no collusion, that has been proven", Trump said.
Meanwhile, Twitter slammed Trump for making the call to Putin amid the ongoing probes and strained tensions with Russian Federation and thanking him for his praise.
"Was this Trump's performance review?" one person questioned.
In Aug. 2017, President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE grudgingly signed a bill that slapped further sanctions on Russia and limited the White House's ability to negotiate with Putin.
The new investigatory commission created by Macierewicz said in April this year that blasts most likely tore the plane into pieces killing all 96 people seconds before it hit the ground.